In mid-December, Lock & Dam 10 (Guttenberg, IA) staff alerted the Federal Warden of an injured bald eagle. The warden rescued and met up with Wildthunder for immediate care and then transfer to SOAR. This bald eagle was in rough shape with a fractured left femur, a pretty serious wound in her left wingpit, and a cracked beak. The good news is that she did not have significantly elevated blood lead levels. Below is a photo showing her beak growing out.
After the beak trim on 17 March 2021, she went to the 100′ flight pen for strength training and flight conditioning.
She was released at SOAR on 10 May 2021!